Thiruvalluvar Day in India in 2025

Thiruvalluvar Day in India in 2025
Hills near Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu Image by Sathish kumar Periyasamy , via Pixabay
  How long until Thiruvalluvar Day?
Thiruvalluvar Day
  Dates of Thiruvalluvar Day in India
2025 Jan 15
PuducherryWed, Jan 15Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduWed, Jan 15Regional Holiday
2024 Jan 16
PuducherryTue, Jan 16Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduTue, Jan 16Regional Holiday
2023 Jan 16
PuducherryMon, Jan 16Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduMon, Jan 16Regional Holiday
2022 Jan 15
PuducherrySat, Jan 15Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduSat, Jan 15Regional Holiday
2021 Jan 15
PuducherryFri, Jan 15Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduFri, Jan 15Regional Holiday

Tanil Nadu. The fourth day of the Pongal celebrations is called Thiruvalluvar Day. It is dedicated to the sun god, Surya.

  Which regions observe Thiruvalluvar Day in 2025?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt Holiday

When is Thiruvalluvar Day?

The Government of Tamil Nadu celebrates the 15th (16th on leap years) of January as Thiruvalluvar Day in the honour of the poet Thiruvalluvar, as part of the Pongal celebrations.

In some years, it may also be declared a public holiday in the Union Territory of Puducherry.

History of Thiruvalluvar Day

Thiruvalluvar was a celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher who lived in the 4th century BCE.

Commonly known as Valluvar, he is best known for authoring Thirukkuṛaḷ, a collection of couplets on ethics, political and economic matters, and love. The text is considered as one of the finest works of the Tamil literature.

Thiruvalluvar was chosen as the Tamil language's greatest historical figure after Tamil scholars unanimously agreed to the proposal. As a result, a resolution to celebrate a day known as "Thiruvalluvar Day" for him by all Tamils was passed on January 17th 1935.

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